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Dr. Joseph O'Connell is pleased to announce that he has acquired
the first Diode laser in Connecticut for hair removal. The LightSheer
D Diode laser from Coherent, Inc. is the world's most advanced
treatment for effective removal of
unwanted hair. The procedure is approved by the FDA for both
men and women and requires no anesthesia. Patients return to their
full activities immediately afterwared.
In the past the usual treatments for unwanted hair included plucking,
shaving, waxing or chemical depilatories. Electrolysis is popular
and effective for long term hair removal but can be painful and
slow as each hair must be treated individually. It can take months
or even years of electrolysis for even small areas with risk of
electrical shock, infection and scarring.
Previous generations of lasers for hair removal were less selective
and less effective. Some hair removal laser have depended upon
geld carbon particles or spary to avoid damage to the skin. The
LightSheer Diode laser utilizes the patented "chill-tip"
technology to protect the surrounding skin and direct the laser
energy to the underlying hair root. No needles, gels or other
chemicals are involved and treatment of an area such as the upper
lip takes less than one minute.
The laser is used typically on the lip, chin and sideburns of
women as well as the armpits, bikina area, and legs, although
virtually any area can be treated. Men often request hair removal
from their back, arms and shoulder area.
Dr. O'Connell is the Chief of Plastic
Surgery at Bridgeport Hospital and has been certified by both
the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of
Surgery. He has extensive experience in aesthetic surgery and
also performs laser resurfacing of the skin. An innovator in plastic
surgery, in 1998 Dr. O'Connell became the first plastic surgeon
in Connecticut to integrate facial resurfacing with the pulsed
Erbium laser into his practice and in 1997 he was the first plastic
surgeon to perform ultrasonic liposuction. He can be reached at
his office, 208 Post Road West, Westport.
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